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  1. You need to wait until the "Favorite Part Of 2010" thread, before you post that one.


    But I don't know when the next time I might possibly even be in the area


    Not riding SoB is a happy day......Beast was running good this year though.


    I've heard SoB is exactly that, but an experience is an experience. Just like I was sad that I never got to ride Flashback here before they demolished it. I know it was brutal, but still

  2. So, it's been five days of increasingly hard rain, and Knott's has yet to just plain close the park. We've closed early every day, today being the earliest at 2. So anyone hoping to come over the next few days, get there early, and don't expect to do much. We haven't closed in the rain, and I don't see us closing at all this week. But honestly, it's rediculous. We're getting low numbers in the park, and almost all the coasters are down due to rain anyways. Personally, I get why you guys complaint about us closing for rain, but at this point, Cedar Fair is paying employees to stand around and get drenched.

  3. ^Exactly. Zoom has those horrible exit stairs that guests cannot wait on while the ride is in motion. That'd be a real pain in the behind for the SINGLE operator on dock. As for Xcel, between it's incredible amount of downtime, mixed with its onw train operation, the program would be too unfair for those waiting in line. Sure, you payed that money to ride, but because of it, the people who did wait in line originally for an hr or so, now have to wait possibly twice as long. And Jaguar? Seriously I'd feel like a real d-bag coming up the exit with a "hate to wait" ticket


    Still a ton of bugs to work out, but this program seems to be a step in the right direction.


    BTW, in case anyone's wondering, the program is actually called "Hate to Wait." (Fun Fact )

  4. It is rather funny to hear the commotion concerning the new "Hait to Wait" program at Knott's It's like damned if they do or damned if they don't. Is it the best system on the planet? Hell no. But it's something. And, I can tell you as an operator, it makes our jobs a little more difficult. But if it's worth it to the guest, then that's all that matters. Personally, if any of you know a way to improve upon what they currently have, they have an email, and I'm sure they'd love to hear feedback on that system.


    Remember, they don't cater to us, the enthusiasts, they cater to the general public. And if they feel this will help the general public enjoy their experience a little more, then good on them

  5. I've read through this whole thread, and everyone seems to be missing a crutial point.


    The type of wood that is used would affect the ride as well. Most modern coasters are built out of pine, which is a cheap, lightweight wood. I believe most older coasters were built out of fir, which is a heavier, more dense, but also more expensive wood. Pine does not hold up against the vibrations as well as fir, causing more structural shifts. I don't believe by any means that it's the only cause, nor the most important. Just interesting reading that no one considered it.

  6. About two hours of reading this thread from front back. And an awesome read it was!Some great pics and interesting history. I went to Geauga Lake in 2007, and could definitely see why it was dying So sad.


    I especially love seeing the employee newsletters and SOPs. Knott's doesn't come anywhere close to either of those things, it's crazy


    Just keep the pics and other goodies coming!

  7. I love the way they talk about needing answers provided. That information has not been provided. At the time, I bet Knott's didn't know any more about the cause then the guest did. And as soon as they knew, they let everyone else know. But obviously, parks need a crystal ball to know exactly what happened to a ride, pretty much before it happened


    As for the suing part, yeah, he has every right. I was kind of hoping it was Zamperla's fault Would have marked a second company (that I know of) that Knott's would have tried to take down Mwahahahahahaha

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